An On-Demand Virtual Event To Help You
Untangle From Toxic Religion
WITHOUT Giving Up On Your Faith 

The Deconstructing Faith Summit is a safe and inclusive space where you can ask messy questions about God, faith, and Christian community.

If Jesus Is Love, Why Do Christians Hurt So Many People? 

For centuries, many of Jesus' teachings about love, compassion, and humility have been wrapped in a toxic sludge of legalism, abuse, and exclusion. The core teachings are twisted and altered to allow the powerful to oppress others and accumulate more power. Instead of the church being a sacred house of God, she has become a temple of toxic religion that worships power above all else. 

You're probably here because you've seen the hypocrisy and felt the sting of #churchhurt.

Maybe you're thinking about walking away, because the power-hungry church that says misogyny, racism, homophobia, and abuse are God's will, is NOT something you want to be a part of.

But what about the parts of Christianity that you do love? 

Things like a deep connection to God, being part of a loving community, and the call to fight for others still feel resonant. If only there was a way to walk away from toxic religion while still staying connected to the Creator you KNOW loves all of us?  

What if instead of giving up your faith, you could...

Surround yourself with other people who are challenging old beliefs.

Recover from #churchhurt and toxic church culture.

Find out who God really is, was, and always will be.

Get honest answers about the Bible and the church.

Learn from people who have been where you are now.

Feel welcome and safe just as you are. 

The Deconstructing Faith Summit is a safe space to get honest answers about God, develop vibrant spiritual practices, and become a better ally...

without giving up on your faith! 


In September 2021, 21 faith deconstruction experts came together over 4 days and shared their stories, wisdom, and real-world strategies you can use to untangle yourself from toxic religion.


Longing to ask messy questions about faith, without being judged. 

Hungry for the unfiltered truth about God, the church, and Christianity.

Struggling to reconcile who you think God is and how the church acts. 

Or perhaps you're just plain fed up with the racism, misogyny, homophobia, cries of "censorship", and constant defensiveness from the 'All Lives Matter' crew?


Whatever brought you to this point, I'm glad you're here because it’s time to break free from toxic religion once and for all.

I'm Ready To Break Free!

Meet Your Host

Hey there friend! I'm Angela J Herrington, MA, LSCC and I'm a Faith Deconstruction coach who provides soul care for people who are untangling from toxic religion.

As a certified life coach and seminary-trained online pastor, I have a lot of experience helping people connect with God. But this is also a very personal journey for me.

For the last decade, I've been on my own journey to break free from learned smallness and step into wild sacred holy womanhood. Long story short, after finding faith in my early 30's I began to realize that what I was hearing from the church about women didn't always line up with what God was telling me. I loved God but realized the church was teaching some really toxic stuff.

So this Enneagram 8, first born, Gen Xer started deconstructing. I questioned and challenged everything I thought I knew about faith, gender, and myself.

It was messy and took a lot of work to sort out. Therapy. Coaching. Bodywork. Spiritual healing. Conferences and retreats. And even a couple of college degrees.

You name it...I tried it.

But the thing that made the biggest difference was the presence and support of wise people who helped me up when I didn't know where else to turn. 

That's why in September 2021, I created and hosted The Deconstructing Faith Summit. I gathered 20 phenomenal deconstruction experts to share their expertise and hosted over 1100 attendees in the week-long virtual event. Those who attended realized they weren't alone, had a safe space to ask questions, learned dozens of strategies to help them deconstruct, and released tons of pent-up emotions they didn't even know they were carrying around.

We laughed, we cried, and we danced, but the best part was...We did it together.

It was AMAZING and it was just the beginning. 

So now, I'm doubling down on my commitment to creating an inclusive support system for people, like you, who are longing to get away from toxic religion and cultivate a nourishing spiritual life.

I would be honored to be the guide who helps you uncover what's holding you back and co-creates a plan to break free.

The Details


The Deconstructing Faith Summit was held in September 2021 but the conversation is still going in our private Facebook community. 


To make the summit accessible to as many people as possible it will be 100% virtual.  You can tune in from anywhere with internet access.


You’ll also have access to our private Facebook group, The Faith Deconstruction Cafe, where we are working together to untangle from toxic religion.


Presentations are approximately 30 minutes to make it easy to watch. PLUS each speaker provides One Simple Step you can take right now to help you untangle your faith from toxic religion. 


When you purchase the replay pack, you'll get instant access to:

  • 21 Videos from speakers who understand the highs and lows of questioning your faith.
  • One Simple Step Worksheet for each speaker session to help you implement what you're learning.
  • Link to the discussion thread for each of the 21 sessions so you can process the info together!
  • BONUS: $50-100 discount code for January 2022's Group Coaching Cohort if you're ready to go deeper!
  • BONUS: Seat in my brand new Deconstructed Devotions Advent Workshop ($67 value) to help you enjoy the Christmas season in the midst of doubt and uncertainty. 
I'm In! Give Me INSTANT Access!

At the Deconstructing Faith Summit, your messy questions about God, faith, and Christian community, are truly welcome. 


This event was created specifically to support you as you deconstruct your faith. This isn't a general Christian conference where you’re going to get the same old sermon illustrations from the same old white pastors who went to the same seminary. 

Every single speaker was chosen for their ability to bring wisdom, experience, and an honest perspective you’re not likely to see anywhere else. Each session will hold space for you to grieve, rage, and feel all the feels. The goal of The Deconstructing Faith Summit is to create a safe and inclusive space for us to talk about faith.


What you’re not going to find in this summit are meaningless platitudes and quippy Bible quotes pulled out of context.


The Deconstructing Faith Summit is tailored specifically for people who are tired of #churchhurt being the norm. Together we will roll our sleeves up and get really honest about what we know to be true about God and ourselves.

The Speakers

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the amazing Deconstructing Faith Summit speakers!

Courtney Napier
The Legacy of White Allyship in the Church

Aj Smit
Sacred Threads: Weaving a Life Full of Joy and Community

Father Nathan Monk
Give a Damn with Father Nathan

Mary Katherine Backstrom
Embrace Your Holy Hot Mess

Tara Teng
Healing Personal and Collective Trauma by Reclaiming Right Relationship With Your Body

Rebekah Drumsta
Spiritual Identity Disruption: When learned faith and lived reality collide. 

Amanda Waldron
Thinking Patterns That Sabotage Your Deconstruction and What to Do About Them. 

Angela J Herrington
Deconstructing Faith 101: What It Is, What It Isn't

Lurie Kimmerele
Embracing Liberating Paradigms 

Brendan Curran
Queering Divinity: "Queer" and "God" as Verbs!

Meghan Tschanz
"Biblical" Gender Roles Contribute to the Abuse and Exploitation of Women

Megan Gilmore
You are a Whole Sacrament: Ordinary Blessings and Sacred Elements

Kyle Benefield
When in Doubt, Throw it Out

Meg Cowan
Sticking Together When You're Taking It All Apart!

Stacey Wynn
Faith Deconstruction Through Paul's Eyes

Jill Riley
Who Am I Now and Where Do I FIt?

Natisha Willis
Imposter Freedom & Faith

Ticcoa Leister
Wandering the Wilderness Without a Map

Becki Beasley
Also Your Daughters

Olivia Meeks
You Can Sit With Me

Abby Norman
Getting Honest About The Power of Lament

As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are *not* going to want to miss this.

GET YOUR Replay Pack NOW!


  • Surround yourself with other people who are challenging old beliefs.
  • Recover from #churchhurt and toxic church culture.
  • Find out who God really is, was, and always will be.
  • Get honest answers about the Bible and the church.
  • Learn from people who have been where you are now.
  • Feel welcome and safe just as you are. 

Join the Deconstructing Faith Summit community today!




You (and your questions) are welcome here

The Deconstructing Faith Summit is an inclusive community where you, and all of your messy questions about God, faith, and Christian community, are truly welcome. Register now and treat yourself to a week of learning from and connecting with the deconstructing community so that you can fall back in love with your faith.